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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program is to develop leaders in physical therapy patient examination, evaluation, intervention, and case management. Special focus is placed on the foundational sciences of anatomy and biomechanics, while enhancing the clinical reasoning and treatment skills of the student. Because this program is designed for physical therapists that work in clinical practice, it is expected that students will bring about positive improvements to the workplace as they progress through the program.

This program will help to promote the profession by developing experiences that address the critical issues found in the delivery of health care today.

The Transitional DPT program is based out of our St. Augustine, FL campus. Please call (800) 241-1027 for more information.

Available Area of Concentration

Optional Certificates

All students enrolled in the tDPT program are eligible to earn the Certificate of Executive Leadership and the Certificate of Teaching and Learning.  Coordinate with your advisor to learn more.

Program Learning Outcomes

Through completion of this program students will:

• Display personal and professional development and lifelong learning activities in the physical therapy profession.
• Initiate collaborative relationships and communication with patients/clients and other healthcare providers.
• Adopt evidence-based practice and informed decision-making within physical therapy practice.
• Exhibit effective communication skills in physical therapy practice in order to advance professional goals.
• Display professional and ethical behavior in daily interactions within physical therapy practice.
• Exhibit leadership skills to promote the advancement of the profession of physical therapy.
• Utilize critical thinking and reasoning skills when making decisions within physical therapy practice.

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